The first table below looks at the demand for 2.5G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2.5G over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
2.5G
Rank 65 - 78
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% - 0.083%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% - 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
247 233 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.75% 23.95% 36.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 81 97
Average daily rate £350 £288 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £133 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +50.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
2.5G
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2.5G
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2.5G across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2.5G Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

2.5G
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2.5G across the Reading region.

2.5G Daily Rate Trend in Reading

2.5G
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing 2.5G also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 2.5G.

1 2 (100.00%) ATM
1 2 (100.00%) SDH
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) 2G
1 2 (100.00%) Cramer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Planning
1 2 (100.00%) LTE
1 2 (100.00%) 4G

2.5G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing 2.5G also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 2.5G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) ATM
1 2 (100.00%) SDH
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) 2G
1 2 (100.00%) LTE
1 2 (100.00%) 4G
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Transmission Planner
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Network Planning
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cramer